Comey went on to list of series of actions he thought were improprieties by the President: the "moral equivalence in Charlottesville", Trump's treatment of women as "pieces of meat", his "lies" about "matters big and small and insists the American people believe it". "If we lose that, we've lost the rule of law, and so there's great danger in the president of the United States saying 'you should be in jail'".
Trump calls people names - Lyin' Comey comes to mind- but Comey's not above needling the president where it hurts.
Sanders carried on a war of words between Trump and Comey as the president flew to Florida.
After news broke that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had confiscated documents related to Trump's lawyer, the president quickly took to Twitter and called the raid "A TOTAL WITCH HUNT".
In the interview excerpt released Saturday, Comey said he did not remember "consciously thinking" about the election results as he made a decision to disclose that the FBI had reopened its investigation into candidate Clinton's email use, but he said "I was operating in a world where Hillary Clinton was going to beat Donald Trump, and so I'm sure that it was a factor". So that's his Justice Department, 'Comey said'.
Comey expanded on that statement in an interview USA Today published today. Asked whether Comey was a man of integrity, the Republican speaker said: "As far as I know", but added that he did not know him well.
The tone of his interviews will help the White House to frame Comey as a disgruntled ex-employee out for revenge.
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But I don't think it's going to have the kind of effect Comey perhaps imagined it would.
"I know a lot of politicians that are morally unfit, and what ideal do we have?"
"Our President must embody respect and adhere to the values that are at the core of this country", Comey told ABC's chief anchor, George Stephanopoulos, on the programme 20/20. "Lot more flexibility there", Comey said, adding that "they're still required to tell the truth".
"The audience could see my face change", he said.
It did not become publicly known until after the 2016 presidential election.
The president said he "stupidly" handled a probe into Trump's 2016 election rival Hillary Clinton and how she used a private email server during her time as secretary of state. Comey responded, "Possibly. It's certainly some evidence of obstruction of justice".
It was his first interview since he was sacked by Trump nearly a year ago as he promotes his new book. Comey compares his interactions with Trump to his days prosecuting organized crime leaders: "As I found myself thrust into the Trump orbit, I once again was having flashbacks to my earlier career as a prosecutor against the Mob".
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